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News Feature Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Mark Eggena provides a COVID 19 update Nov. 19

We talked to Dr. Mark Eggena of Pen Bay Medical Center and, unfortunately, the news is not good with cases of COVID on the rise in Knox and Waldo Counties. However he does see the light at the end of the tunnel in the upcoming vaccines. He noted the vital importance of continued social distancing and mask wearing, and discourages residents from large gatherings and holiday gatherings, which can spread the illness.

If you have a local primary care provider affiliated with Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) or Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH), please call them to discuss symptoms and testing.

If you are ill and do not have a primary care provider, call the WCGH Respiratory Health Center directly at 207-505-3040 or the PBMC Acute Respiratory Clinic directly at 207-301-3040.

If you have been advised by Maine CDC to seek testing without symptoms, as part of a contact investigation, please also contact one of our testing clinics directly. If you would like to be scheduled for testing via the Maine state ‘swab and send’ program, please contact the PBMC testing site.

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